Jorginho reveals he was ‘close’ to joining Manchester City before sealing £50million transfer to Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho reveals he was ‘close’ to Premier League rivals Manchester City before sealing £50m to Stamford Bridge
- Jorginho has revealed he was ‘close’ to joining Manchester City three years ago
- The Italian midfielder, 29, decided to move from Napoli to the Blues for £50m
- Joint top Chelsea will face Manchester City on Saturday, which is in fifth place
Jorginho has revealed he was ‘close’ to moving to Manchester City three years ago but is ‘very, very happy’ to be going to Chelsea instead.
The 29-year-old midfielder was signed to the Napoli Blues by Maurizio Sarri in July 2018 for £50 million.
Manchester City was also associated with Jorginho at the time.
Jorginho has revealed he was ‘close’ to joining Manchester City three years ago
Ahead of Saturday’s clash between the rivals at Stamford Bridge, Jorginho told BT Sport: “It was close, but it didn’t happen. That’s how it works in football sometimes.
“I am very, very happy at Chelsea. It’s a huge club and everyone here at the moment, the atmosphere is so good because everyone is humble.
“That’s why everything is going so well.”
The 29-year-old midfielder was signed by the Blues for £50 million from Napoli in July 2018
After Italy’s victory at Euro 2020, Jorginho was named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year.
‘It’s surreal. It’s unbelievable,” said the Italian international.
“I’ve achieved this and it’s something you work so hard for and dream about, but getting there is a long way.
“And then you get there and you think, ‘Wow, I’m here now!’